- There will be about 12 billion tons of plastic litter in landfills and the natural environment;
- An estimated 99% of seabirds will have ingested plastic;
- There will be more plastic than fish in our oceans.
1. How much waste do we produce worldwide?
Around the world, up to half of all plastic produced globally is for single use items and only 10% of plastic waste is recycled. In landfill, plastics can take up to 1,000 years to break down. Around 8 million tonnes of plastic enters our oceans every year. At current rates, it is estimated that by 2050: